Sugar causes overeating and obesity

By | 2017-03-24T14:33:32+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , , |

A study finds that exercise doesn’t make you lose weight.

In society at large there seems to be a problem with overeating. A statistical analysis shows why.

This overeating isn’t due to just an excess of foods. People tend to eat until they are full, but it turns out that there are foods that keep us from feeling full. Sugar, especially in drinks, overrides our sense of feeling full.

Even things like fruit juice contain far too much sugar and will not make you feel full.

Amy Luke, Richard S Cooper Physical activity does not influence obesity risk: time to clarify the public health message International Journal of Epidemiology, July 2013

 

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Science: the lack of movement ages you up to 8 years

By | 2017-03-23T13:01:19+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

Women who move less than 40 minutes per day (seated over ten hours) are biologically 8 years older than their peers who are moving more.

The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of movement a day.

Aladdin H. Shadyab; “Associations of Accelerometer-Measured and Self-Reported Sedentary Time with Leukocyte Telomere Length in Older Women”; American Journal of Epidemiology (2017) 172-184

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There are a few things that help to overcome depression.

By | 2017-03-18T01:51:37+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

The thing that helped people the most was relationships. A person who has a strong relationship is more likely to get out of depression.

The next thing is to have a good income. That may be hard to do, but if you can manage it then you have a better chance of getting out of depression. High income and having religious faith helped with recovery from depression. People who earn more than $80,000 per year are more likely to recover than those earning less than $20,000 per year.

The next thing you can control is to get enough exercise.

Older people and women are also more likely to fully recover. From another side, people who experienced abuse or anxiety disorders in the past were less likely to recover.

Esme Fuller-Thomson, Senyo Agbeyaka, Deborah M. LaFond, Mercedes Bern-Klug Flourishing after depression: Factors associated with achieving complete mental health among those with a history of depressionPsychiatry Research, Volume 242, August 2016

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A study has found that taking photos makes you enjoy seeing things more.

By | 2017-03-15T00:40:56+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

This study allowed two groups to take a virtual tour. One group took photos and the other did not. The group that took photos ranked their experience higher than the group that did not.

The study also found that taking photos of a bad experience will make it feel worse. Therefore, try to avoid taking photos of things which are not good.

Diehl, Kristin; Zauberman, Gal; Barasch, Alixandra “How taking photos increases enjoyment of experiences.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 111(2), August 2016

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Mom’s high blood pressure lowered child’s IQ by 4.36 points and for math ability.

By | 2017-03-14T23:44:12+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success|Tags: , , |

Researchers looked at the medical records for mothers’ blood pressure during pregnancy. They checked 398 men. They tested their abilities at age 20 and again at age 69. The tests checked language skills, math reasoning, and visual and spatial relationships.

It turned out that those men whose mothers had high blood pressure while pregnant scored 4.36 points lower on thinking ability tests. The group also scored lower at the age of 20 and had a greater decline in their scores over the decades. The finding was strongest for math-related reasoning.

Soile Tuovinen, Katri Räikkönen, Eero Kajantie, Markus Henriksson, Jukka T. Leskinen, Anu-Katriina,…; Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and cognitive decline in the offspring up to old age; Neurology, October 9, 2012 vol. 79 no. 15 1578-1582

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Studies have shown that caffeine interferes with the memory. 

By | 2017-03-10T14:28:30+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

Participants began adding fake words to the list after having only 100 mg of coffee which is equal to one cup.

Caroline R. Mahoney , Tad T. Brunyé , Grace E. Giles , Tali Ditman , Harris R. Lieberman & Holly, & A. Taylor (2012). Caffeine increases false memory in nonhabitual consumers Journal of Cognitive Psychology

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